Allergic Reaction Leads To Discovery Of Bogus Weight Loss Drugs In Japan
After a local woman had an allergic reaction, Miyazaki Prefecture announced on June 28 that pharmaceutical ingredients not authorized by the Japanese government had been discovered in jelly and chocolate marketed as weight-loss products, Kenta Sumatani wrote about this in Mainichi Shimbun.
Photo Insert: The prefectural administration said that the "Detoxeret Jelly" and "Detoxeret Chokolade" goods included the medications sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
The prefectural administration said that the "Detoxeret Jelly" and "Detoxeret Chokolade" goods, which the woman from the city of Miyakonojo had purchased online, included the medications sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
The chocolate was first consumed in March 2022, and the jelly in December 2021.
Around May, the woman began experiencing allergy symptoms such as a red rash and blistering on both arms. On June 17, she visited the Miyakonojo public health center. According to reports, the woman is still experiencing symptoms. The manufacturer of the goods is unknown.
Similar cases have been documented around the country since June, according to the health ministry.
The Miyazaki Prefectural Government advises residents to 'go to a medical institution immediately if you suspect your health is in danger, and contact a public health center."